EDST546 Science Curriculum and Teaching 4
Pre or Co-requisite EDST544 Science Curriculum and Teaching 2
This unit builds upon Science Curriculum and Teaching 3 to further develop preservice teachers’ understanding of the need and underlying process and concepts that enable the transition to a sustainable future. This unit will assist preservice teachers to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and values to teach a “sustainability science” approach within science education to both junior and senior secondary classes. It provides a critical examination of current curricula and assists preservice teachers to develop teaching and learning approaches consistent with sustainability science through engagement with community based or “citizen science”. The unit draws on the late 20th century concepts of chaos and complexity and autopoiesis (self organisation) to extend views of science beyond the confines of a reductionist curriculum.